Elizabeth Cheatham Wild


MFA 1994, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

BA   1987, The University of Virginia,  Charlottesville, VA.


2009             Mobile Exhibitions Grant. City of Long Beach.

Complete    Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.  Public Art Projects:

2/2008         Evergreen Childcare Center. Los Angeles, CA.

2004            Artist in Residence. Fundacion Valparaiso. Oct. Almeria, Spain.

2001            Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles.

                    Downtown Delight postcard series.  Los Angeles, CA.

1996-99       Fellowships in the Visual Arts. National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

                    in cooperation with the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington D.C./Miami,  FL.

1999            Cultural Trust Fund Grant:  Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles.

                    Funded Urban Improvement Project- (illuminated digital murals). Los Angeles, CA.

1995            Emerging Artist-in-Residence. Pilchuck Glass School.  Seattle, WA.

Solo Exhibitions

2001            Flotsam. Locust Projects. April 14- May 12, 2001. Miami, FL.

2001        4 Seasons in the Dog House. Kendall College of Art and Design. March 19-April 22, 2001.

                    Grand Rapids, MI.

1999            The Corcoran Gallery of Art. Dec. 20, 1999- Feb. 14, 2000. Washington D.C.

1994            Perspectives for Liars:  MFA Thesis Exhibition. The Ohio State University.  June 1994.

Group Exhibitions

2009           Free Free Market at Performing Economies (with Gil Omry Barel and The Artists for Social Justice).

                   FOCA. Los Angeles, CA . May 16th, 2009/

                   Thirty-six by twenty-seven: Stories of Santa Monica Beach. Santa Monica, CA April 25-Sept. 2009

                   The Gun Show. Space B Gallery. NYC, March 7-April 7, 2009.

2008            Mirror, Mirror. Circus Gallery. Los Angeles, CA. Sept.5- Oct. 5, 2008.

2006            Photo MIAMI. Miami, FL.  Dec 7-10, 2006

2006            Polaroid Portraits. 18th Street Art Center. Santa Monica, CA.  Oct. 30-Nov.30, 2006.

2003            Tasty Buds. The Work Space. NYC.  May 22-July 15, 2003

        Snoozing on the Sunset Strip. The Hood Gallery. Los Angeles. June 2003.

2002        Safety. 18th St. Art Center. Santa Monica, CA. April 20-May 20, 2002.

2000        Clearly Brilliant. Tacoma Art Museum. Curator: Greg Bell. Oct 7- Jan, 2001 (cat.) Tacoma, WA.

1999        Caveat Emptor.  Ambrosino Gallery. Feb. 26- March 26, 1999. Miami, FL.

        Free and Open to the Public.  Elizabeth Cheatham, Sean Mellyn, Paul Mullins.

         Art Center of South Florida. May 8- June 6. Miami, FL.

1998        American Drawing Biennial 6.  Muscarelle Museum of Art. College of William and Mary.

        Juror: Ann Philbin. Oct. 24-Jan 9, 1999. Williamsburg, VA.

1998        Body Image. Rathbone Gallery. May 15-June 21, 1998. Albany, NY (cat.)

1997        Small and Sorry.  Clark University. Curator: Sarah Walker.  Nov.4 -Dec. 7,  1997.  Worchester, MA.

        DADA 1997.   Installation:  "Artificial Forest."  Oct.3-26 1997. Los Angeles, CA.

1996        Up close and Far Away:  Process and Perspective.  Foundation for Art Resources. Los Angeles, CA.   May 1996.

        Six. Friesen Gallery.  March-July 1996.  Seattle, WA.

1995        Texas National '95.  Stephen F. Austin State University.  Juror: Leon Golub

        April -May 1995. Nacogdoches, TX. (cat.)

        It's All Relative. Mesa Arts Center.  Sept.-Nov. 1995.  Mesa, AZ.

1994         Fergus-Gilmore Grant Exhibition.  The Ohio State University. May 1994.

        Dirt. The Ohio State University.  Feb. 1994.  Columbus, OH.

1993        Spring Exhibition 1993.  The Greater Columbus Art League.  Juror:  Ann Hamilton.  Columbus, OH.


2003            Whitamaker, Richard., “My Other Vehicle is the Mahabarata…” Works + Conversations #7  Approaching LA  pg 54. (image)

2001            Turner, Elisa. “Flotsam” at Locust Projects: The Rubell Effect: Three spaces vital showcases for emerging artists.”

                    The Miami Herald. April 29, 2001. pg 3M.

2000            O’Sullivan, Michael. A Visual Blast at the Corcoran. The Washington Post, Fri Jan 14, 2000. pg.N54.

1999            Moreno, Gene. Free and Open to the Public. The New Art Examiner. pg 60-1. Sept. 1999.

                    Turner, Elisa. “Artist Fellowship Program Seeks to Refine its Approach”, The Miami Herald 1999.

1998            Birmingham, Doris. Small and Sorry, Art New England, April/May Issue.  1998. (image)

                    Simone, Ashley. Show at Muscarelle, The Virginia Gazette. Dec. 16, 1998.

                    Erickson, Mark St. John. Glance,  Williamsburg Daily Press. Nov.15, 1998.

1997            Salomon, Sanjay. Small and Sorry, The Scarlet, Nov 15, 1997

1995            Bloom, David. The Daily Sentinel. "Cheatham calls work a social commentary." April 19, 1995

                    Nacogdoches, TX. (image)

                    Texas Monthly. "Artists Ascending." April Issue 1995.


Guest Lecturer. Kendall College of Art & Design. May 2001.

Guest Lecturer.  Artist’s Speak. Miami Art Museum. April 23, 1998.

Guest Lecturer. Visiting Artist Program. University of Miami. April 22, 1999.


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